Cuba–U.S. Relations

Obama and Beyond

By Arnold August  

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This book will ship by March 1st, 2017.

The evolution of the relationship between Cuba and the United States is much more complicated from the Cuban perspective than it is made to appear in mainstream media and political thinking. In this book, Arnold August highlights critical views from Cuba that are generally unfamiliar to non-Cubans.

August outlines and analyzes current interactions and the future perspectives between the two neighbours. Included with August’s careful analysis are interviews with five of Cuba’s leading intellectuals, providing readers with a unique look into today’s dynamic and complex relationship between these two countries.

An expert on Cuba, Arnold August offers a revealing view of the conflict between Washington and Havana and the foreign policy of the United States vis-à-vis the island.

— Salim Lamrani, PhD Sorbonne Paris IV University,  lecturer at the University of La Réunion

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  • Foreword by Keith Ellis
  • Introduction by Ricardo Alarcón
  • Preface
  • Historical/Political Context: From the Thirteen Colonies to the Obama Era
  • An Ongoing Debate: 2014–16
  • Exclusive Interviews in Havana with Five of Cuba’s Leading Experts on Cuba–U.S. Relations
  • Challenges for Cuba in 2017 and Beyond
  • References
  • Index


  • Arnold August

    ARNOLD AUGUST has an MA in political science from McGill University. He is an author, journalist and lecturer living in Montreal. He is the author of Democracy in Cuba and the 1997-98 Elections (Editorial José Martí). He has also contributed a chapter entitled “Socialism and Elections” for the volume Cuban Socialism in a New Century: Adversity, Survival and Renewal (University Press of Florida).